Regional Development Australia (RDA) Illawarra

RDA Illawarra has an active and facilitative role in the Illawarra region, with a clear focus on growing a strong and confident regional economy that harnesses competitive advantages, seizes on economic opportunities and attracts investment.


Enabling infrastructure to improve connectivity and unlock investment opportunities. Our economic assets include:
• Proximity to Western Sydney
• Future Western Sydney & Illawarra Airports
• Port of Port Kembla
• Smart Cities (ICT)
• Road and Rail Corridors


Supporting development and capability of industry growth sectors from our Regional Plan. Our economic assets include:
• Shell Cove Marina
• Wollongong Harbour
• iAccelerate
• Leaders in Health & Aged Services and Advanced Manufacturing


Leveraging a collaborative regional culture and working together on innovative solutions. Our economic assets include:
• University of Wollongong
• Highly skilled workforce
• Leading Health Alliances

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    RDA Illawarra Board, its CEO and staff are neutral brokers and collaborators across all levels of government, community, business and stakeholders for the growth of the Illawarra's economy (including Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama LGAs).


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